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Re: How do I stop XDM/GDM starting ?

On Mon, Sep 22, 2003 at 10:52:57PM +1000, listmail@ddsap.com wrote:
> Hi all,
> Finally got Debian woody running on my DELL Inspirion 8500, sort of :-)
> I installed kernel 2.4.8 and it now boots without an Aieee error.
> X works using the NVidia driver but I can't get a BIG resolution running,
> such as 1900 x 1200. I know this resolution can be achieved as I have seen
> a few web pages of people running RedHat and getting it to work.
> Anyway, how do I stop X starting automatically when Debian starts ?
> GDm or XDM starts automagically when I start the laptop so it starts X.
> I can't log in as root via the graphical log in screen (security I
> suppose) only as a user. I can 'su' once logged in but the xserver refuses
> to restart or change resolutions. Ctrl + Alt + Backspace doesn't  seem to
> have any effect. Perhaps I am missing something ?
> Cheers

You have received several replies with excellent suggestions, but I have
not seen any address the "can't log in as root" problem.  For GDM, use
gdmconfig (or edit /etc/gdm/gdm.conf) to enable local (and/or remote)
root login.


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